November 13, 2019
As part of »NO LIMITS – Disability & Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2019«
15 | 10 Euros
This lecture performance by multi-disciplinary artist Claire Cunningham explores her artistic practice – specifically the use/misuse, study and distortion of crutches as artistic practice and how they shape her art. In the widest sense her work has shifted from its explorations about the connection between the crutches and the body – what is possible in the combination of the crutches with her and other bodies – to how the crutches connect her to the world.
Running time: 60 min.
Lecture in English with integrated English audio description and translation into German spoken and sign language.
by and with Claire Cunningham
Supported by Creative Scotland.
NO LIMITS is Germany’s biggest and most important festival for Disability & Performing Arts and takes place in Berlin for the ninth time from November 6 to 16, 2019.
For this year’s edition Viennese choreographer Michael Turinsky is the first disabled artist to co-curate the festival. And: Most of the invited productions have been created by disabled artists who themselves are taking control of how they want to be represented on stage. They make the festival a laboratory of productive deviations in which oppositions and differences collide, initiate discussions and release energies to become a place of motion, reflection and encounter.
On display are works from over ten countries and from four continents that aesthetically sharpen current questions on art, society and disability and put them up for discussion.
The complete programme and detailed information on NO LIMITS can be found at no-limits-festival.de.
NO LIMITS is an event of Lebenshilfe gGmbH Kunst und Kultur in cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Theater Thikwa, Ballhaus Ost, Sophiensæle, Lebenshilfe Landesverband Berlin and nbw Nordberliner Werkgemeinschaft. Funded by Aktion Mensch, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Heidehof Foundation.
Media partners: Berliner Behindertenzeitung, Berlin Bühnen, Siegessäule, tanzraumberlin, taz – die tageszeitung, Zitty.
Thanks to Angela Vadori, Anna Mülter, Carrie Sandahl, Georg Kasch, Kate Marsh, Leonie Graf, Lis Marie Diehl, Meine Damen und Herren (Hamburg), Paul Groß, Sara Pinto, PITTSBALLOON GmbH and Qualatex Europe.